Thursday, May 5, 2011

Early Childhood Education-"Encouraging children to "Make their own Pizza"




Pizza! Yum; when it comes to a cooking project, every child enjoys to help out. It can be measuring the ingredients or using there fine motor skills to knead the dough. This cooking project is a great way to get children to eat there vegetables and make there own pizza at home, preschool or daycare!

Ingredients for the dough:
3/4 cups warm water
2 cups white bread flour
dash of salt
1 package very active yeast
corn meal
cooking spray-pam

-Mix the water, flour, salt and yeast together in a bowl;using your hands.
-Set aside and let rise-about 1-2 hours
-Flour a cutting board and using a dough roller, roll out the dough-sprinkling flour on the pizza dough; so it doesn't stick to the roller.
-Spray pam on a  pizza stone via amazon  (click on the amazon word to search)

-Sprinkle some corn meal on the sheet, transfer dough to the baking sheet and form pizza on sheet.
Turn oven on 415

Filling:
Optional:
red tomato sauce, pesto sauce,cheese, peperoni,salami,chicken breast slices,pineapple,zucchini,onion, bell pepper,basil,tomatoes,mushrooms,olives,asparagus

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes

Enjoy

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